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09-03-2013, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
I think as the season wears on, we're likely to see more of Moore in the 3rd line C role, provided that he is the same player he was before his hiatus from the game. Also, those are just the players that have done it before. I wouldn't be surprised to see one or two of Miller, Lindberg or Kristo knock someone off the 3rd line.
If he plays well this year, Moore should certainly get a shot on the 3rd line, as he can add some defensive stability there.

I think we will see all kinds of combinations at 3rd line. Bringing Richards back kind of threw a wrench into the mix, as Brassard and Richards aren't really 3rd line players but one of them will be the odd man out and have to play on the 3rd line. AV will have some difficult decisions to make this year, especially if Richards gets outplayed by one of the younger guys.

Ideally, I'd rather have 3rd liners in the Bolland/Bickell mold rather than someone like Boyle, who has the size and defensive attributes but can't score, or Richards, who can contribute offensively (or at least used to) but is lousy defensively. But we will just have to make do with what we have and hope it works.

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